Cybersecurity Guidelines for Ships Released

A set of guidelines to help the global shipping industry prevent major safety, environmental and commercial issues that could result from a cyber-incident on board a ship has been released,  according to the Shipping Herald.

The cyber guidelines are a first for the shipping industry and were developed by international shipping associations comprising BIMCO, CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO, with support from a wide range of stakeholders.

“The aim of  guidelines is to provide the shipping industry with clear and comprehensive information on cyber security risks to ships enabling shipowners to take measures to protect against attacks and to deal with the eventuality of cyber incidents,”  said Angus Frew, Secretary General of BIMCO.

Cyber-threats are changing all the time and BIMCO and the other industry associations will regularly update the cyber guidelines to ensure shipping companies have the latest information available.

The guidelines will be able to help companies take a risk-based approach to cyber security that is specific to their business and the ships they operate.

The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships are free to download from the BIMCO website.

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